Spelt Barley Bread with Avocado and Cranberries

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A healthy and moist quick bread made with spelt flour, ground naked barley, cranberries and avocado in place of butter. It keeps well in the refrigerator, for toasting throughout the week for breakfast or afternoon tea. You can also serve this with a good dose of maple syrup or peanut butter.

Spelt Barley Bread with Avocado and Cranberries

adapted from NY Times
  • 200 g Spelt bread flour (Dinkel #1050)
  • 50 g Naked barley flour
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/2-3/4 tsp Sea salt
  • 4 Eggs, medium
  • 100 g 1.5% Plain yogurt
  • 250 g Avocado flesh, mashed
  • 70 g Dried cranberries
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Line a standard loaf pan with baking paper. Sift together the spelt flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  2. Beat the eggs in a large bowl. Whisk in the yogurt and the oil. Quickly whisk in the flour, and fold in the cranberries. Scrape into the bread pan.
  3. Bake for 45-50 minutes until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove from the oven, allow to cool for 10 minutes in the pan. Turn onto a rack and allow to cool.

http://schneiderchen.de | © 2014 | http://angiesrecipes.blogspot.com

http://schneiderchen.de | © 2014 | http://angiesrecipes.blogspot.com


Dawn Yucuis 2/9/14 04:57

Your bread looks amazing I love the avocado and cranberry combination. I am sure that the avocado makes this bread super moist.

Rosa Maggie 2/9/14 05:15

What a wonderful looking delightful bread and with avocados and cranberries, very nice. P.S. Can you please tell me what kind of spelt four and what can I use instead of naked barley flour?

Angie Schneider 2/9/14 05:24

@Rosa Maggie
Spelt bread flour as I wrote in the ingredient list. If you don't have barley flour at hand, then use whole spelt flour.

Elin Chia 2/9/14 06:38

Angie...using avocado in bread is something new. I have KIV this and when I have the avocado in hand I will want to make this bread...cranberries and avocado..so yummy healthy. Thanks for sharing the recipe with me :) Have a great day !

angela bartolomeo 2/9/14 07:11

L'avocado mi piace moltissimo nelle insalate, nel pane è una novità, da provare!!
Un pane veramente originale;))

Esther Lau 2/9/14 07:23

Hi Angie, l love the colour of this bread, beautiful!!! I can imagine how yummy your bread with avacado and cranberries! :)

Marcela 2/9/14 09:22

Oh! I've never tried that kind of bread before! It looks marvelous <3

thecompletecookbook 2/9/14 09:27

What an interesting idea putting avo into bread. It looks fabulous Angie,
Have a wonderful day.
:-) Mandy xo

Medeja 2/9/14 11:06

Yummy! The light green color is really nice! And with cranberries it is delicious without any doubt :)

Jasna Varcakovic 2/9/14 11:21

Hm, sweet or savoury?; perfect any-way!

Rosa's Yummy Yums 2/9/14 11:38

This bread looks nice and really delicious! Original as always...



Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 2/9/14 12:07

So pretty and I love the avocado and cranberry butter. Very creative Angie and I know it must be delicious.

Anne Regalado 2/9/14 12:33

Angie , love the pretty color of this bread . Avocado instead of butter sounds really good !

Emma | Fork and Good 2/9/14 12:47

Once again you blow me away with your creativity Angie, this looks mouthwatering, and not just because I'm 10 minutes away from lunch time. This is going on my "to-make" list!

Barbara 2/9/14 12:54

I love quick breads, Angie! Very clever to use avocado instead of butter. Your loaves look delicious.

Thea Ong 2/9/14 12:56

How's the taste? More in cake texture or kuih like texture?

Martha@SeasideSimplicity 2/9/14 14:08

Amazing! I love quick breads and had never heard of using avocado in place of butter - what a concept! So good and healthy, not to mention beautiful! I know it has to be delicious :)

Kelly 2/9/14 14:23

This is such a pretty bread Angie! I love the avocado in here and the cranberries give this such a gorgeous pop of color! So delicious!

motherrimmy 2/9/14 15:05

I love the use of avocado and yogurt in this healthy bread. I bet it is wonderful and fragrant toasted and slathered with a bit of butter!

Shashi Charles 2/9/14 15:07

I so love that you used avocado in this - I bet it made it SUPER MOIST! GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS photos, Angie! I so wish I could reach into the screen and grab me a slice!

Gloria Baker 2/9/14 16:00

I love yours breads Angie and this look stunning!

Kitchen Belleicious 2/9/14 17:37

i can't believe it has avocado! So creative and i love the flavor of the avocado with the berries. This is awesome

Rebecca Subbiah 2/9/14 19:32

this looks wonderful and perfect for this time of year

Cheap Ethnic Eatz 2/9/14 20:15

I am a big fan in avocado based recipes like this, the results are so good and moist. I totally can see having this for breakfast in the morning. Looks so delish.

Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes 2/9/14 21:40

I didn't know you could use avocado in place of butter, but it makes perfect sense now that I hear you say that. This is getting me in the mood for some fall baking Angie.

Priya Suresh 2/9/14 22:02

Woww , wat a stunning bread, lovely and look at the colour,soo attractive.

Erica 3/9/14 00:05

I love the addition of avocado! It looks moist and beautiful, Angie!

Donalyn@TheCreeksideCook 3/9/14 00:56

So cool, Angie - i was just contemplating this concept the other day - glad to see that it work so well! Now, I can't wait to give it a try :)

Pam 3/9/14 01:22

Another beautiful loaf.

Tricia @ Saving room for dessert 3/9/14 02:04

Angie - I love the idea of using avocado instead of butter or other fats. How fascinating! I thought about you the other day in the baking section of my grocery store. A little old man was wandering up and down the aisle looking somewhat lost. I asked if I could help him find something and he said his wife asked him to pick up some spelt flour and he had no idea what it was. The spelt flour was in the organic aisle so I sent him in that direction. Isn't it nice to know that when I think or spelt flour I think of you? Haha!

Jeanette 3/9/14 03:26

Love the idea of using avocado in place of oil!

Sharon D 3/9/14 06:18

The bread looks so pretty with cranberries in it ..and avocado...phew! Exciting piece!

Maris (In Good Taste) 3/9/14 09:37

This looks so creative -- I never would have thought to include avocado and cranberries together but it looks so pretty. Would be a fun one to serve during the holidays, too.

Gourmet Getaways 3/9/14 10:17

Such a bright looking cake! Perfect for afternoon tea!!!

Gourmet Getaways

lisa h. 3/9/14 10:22

Amazing bake and I love the flavours :D

Anonymous 3/9/14 12:48

Sounds like a very satisfying quick bread Angie.
Eva http://kitcheninspirations.wordpress.com

Ashley 3/9/14 13:35

Ooo I love that this uses avocado! It sounds wonderful - especially with those cranberries!

Nammi 3/9/14 13:53

looks delicious. My boys recently discovered dried cranberries and love having them as a snack.sadly we dont get any spelt over here.

Joanne 3/9/14 13:54

I love that hint of green from the avocado. I bet it makes it so moist!

grace 3/9/14 14:03

pretty sure this marks the first time i've seen avocados used in bread--you are SO clever.

Christine Ho 3/9/14 16:02

Your bread is absolutely healthy. Both of avocado and cranberry are my all-time favourites. How wonderful you can have both in a piece of bread. Wonderful !

The Squishy Monster 3/9/14 18:18

Because I'm sad about Summer leaving soon, this bread is making me a bit happier with its beautiful colors...makes me think of Christmas! I love how you used avocado here too, Angie!

Geraldine Saucier 3/9/14 19:21

Great idea subbing avocado for butter. Love the bread.

Elisabeth Foodandthrift 3/9/14 21:06

Angie, I absolutely adore, and crave this beautiful bread with the avocado, and cranberries. The spelt, and barley flower are a healthy, sensible, and perfect way to make it. Would love a slice right now!

Kathy 3/9/14 21:14

I love this bread, Angie! Such a great idea to substitute avocado for the butter…looks so moist and yummy!

Regina 3/9/14 22:35

Yummy! This bread looks heavenly. Love that it is made with no other fat besides the avocado.

Monica 3/9/14 23:53

Love the look and sound of this bread! I just love bread so much and I'm a fan of ways to eat it in a more healthy manner so I can have it more often. : )

Alida 4/9/14 00:25

Wow, barley bread.. very clever Angie! Looks lovely with all those cranberries. And as always what a lovely presentation!

Juliana 4/9/14 05:33

Angie, you always have interesting and tasty bread...I absolutely love the ingredients in this bread...and avocado...great idea!
Hope you are enjoying your week :D

eatgood4life.blogspot.com 4/9/14 05:53

How original. This looks just plain sensational. Would you send me a couple of slices please? :-)

lenia 4/9/14 07:39

This is a fantastic bread!Love the avocado+cranberries combo!
Hugs,dear Angie!

Shibi Thomas 4/9/14 12:58

I would love to have a piece of this savory bread.

Kit @ i-lostinausten 4/9/14 14:29

Wow! This bread looks great! Love the idea of substituting avocado for the butter . AWESOME!

Guru Uru 4/9/14 14:42

This bread looks awesome, who doesn't adore avocado and cranberries together :D

Choc Chip Uru

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 4/9/14 15:27

What a beautiful bread, Angie, and perfect for autumn with the cranberries. I love your use of avocado in it!

Amy (Savory Moments) 4/9/14 15:58

I've never seen bread with avocado in it before - what a unique idea. I bet it is super moist and, of course, very delicious! Nice recipe.

kitchen flavours 4/9/14 16:47

Lovely bread, Angie! Such nice colours and love the interesting combination of cranberries and avocado!

Pilar. Cook and Spoon 4/9/14 18:43

I love that green color on your bread. It is beautiful, healthy and surely delicious!

Abbe@This is How I Cook 4/9/14 18:58

I've always wanted to use barley naked! This looks superb, as usual Angie!

Gina Stanley 5/9/14 01:25

Sounds like a welcome to fall, which I can't wait for since it's still 90 here. Looks scrumptious, just like everything you make. Hope you are having a great week.

sprinklesandsauce 5/9/14 05:06

such a great idea! never seen avocado in a bread!

Asmita 5/9/14 05:30

Wow! This looks so good! Would love a big slice of it!

Janet 5/9/14 17:55

Avocado and Cranberry will be a new flavor combination for my family, it looks delicious, I can't wait to try it.

Chris Scheuer 6/9/14 03:20

To me, avocado in baked goods has a slight taste of banana. What a nice combination with the cranberries.

lena 6/9/14 04:39

i wish i can have a slice for breakfast now! i hv never tried baking cakes with avocado!

Terra 6/9/14 05:24

Not only does your bread look moist and wonderful. I love the color from the avocado. Beautiful, Hugs, Terra

myinnerchick.com 6/9/14 07:42

avocado and cranberry!
Love that combination, Angie
Lovely! xx

Ann Low 6/9/14 17:42

Angie, Your bread sounds so delicious and healthy. Definitely need to have this for my breakfast!

Sokehah Cheah 7/9/14 08:58

I like the colour of your bread and I think I'd like it with some Maple syrup! Good clicks!

Mich PieceofCake 7/9/14 09:23

The green and red colours are so beautiful! Love the use of avocadoes in the bread.

kathleen @ brownie and bites 8/9/14 00:36

Love this flavor combo. I bet your house smelled wonderful while this was baking.

Reeni 8/9/14 04:13

I love that this has avocado right in the batter! It must be rich and buttery without the butter! It's a beautiful fall bread.

Tania @My Kitchen Stories 9/9/14 14:38

Very amazing combination of ingredients , you are very inventive

Barbara Bakes 14/9/14 16:02

Such a pretty loaf. It looks so moist and delicious.

mjskit 17/9/14 05:22

I love the color of this bread and the crumb is just perfect! Naked barley flour? I have no idea what it is but I will be finding out. You turned me on to spelt flour last year and I'm loving that, so now I guess I need to check out naked barley. Thanks!

Emma @ Bake Then Eat 4/10/14 23:56

Your breads always look so amazing and this one is no exception I love the avocado in this loaf.

Cranberry Concentrate Liquid 14/11/14 07:02

Wow, it looks delicious. My favorite is Cranberry and see what I got here - cranberry in bread. Thank you for sharing the post. I'll definitely try this out.


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